Anelka backs he and Drogba to become feared partners

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka believes he and Didier Drogba can form a fearsome partnership this season.

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka believes he and Didier Drogba can form a fearsome partnership this season.

The Frenchman is confident that the duo can become the most revered double act in Europe and also paid tribute to his Ivorian teammate.

"I really mean what I say. If we consistently play together, we can become the most feared strike partnership in Europe - and that includes the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona,” Anelka said.

"There are some great strikers in world football at the moment, like Fernando Torres and David Villa. But when you really need a goal, there is no better man to look to than Didier.

"He never gives up and his attitude for the team is fantastic.

"For me, he is the most complete striker in the world."